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12.02.2019 (12:04)

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu opens a mobilization assembly of leadership of the Russian Armed Forces

The spectrum of military conflicts in the world is expanding, the nature of hostilities is changing radically, this raises the requirements for the commanders of the Russian army. This was announced by General of the Army Sergei Shoigu as he opened a mobilisation assembly of leadership of the Russian Armed Forces.

Every year requirements to commanders and heads of command and control bodies increase in particular to the level of their professional skills. This is caused by a number of factors. First, the spectrum of military conflicts to which the Armed Forces should be prepared, is expanding,” Sergei Shoigu said.

In particular, the minister noted, that “we see that the confrontation in Syria which is a completely different type of armed struggle, fundamentally different from the classical warfare in which the regular armies were the adversary”.

“Secondly,” he continued, “about 2,500 new and modernized models of weapons and military equipment enter the service with the troops annually. The organizational structure of the formations and military units is being improved. ”

Thirdly, according to the head of the military department, high-precision weapons, intelligence systems and electronic warfare have an increasing influence on the development of operational art. Command and control processes are being automatized. There is an integration of intelligence information and information management systems.

“Under the influence of these factors, the nature of hostilities is fundamentally changing, new elements are emerging in work of commanders-in-chiefs, commanders and command and control staffs,” Sergei Shoigu said.

He stressed that in these conditions not only extensive and diverse knowledge, but also the ability to see and implement everything new and advanced, skillfully use combat experience, and understand the prospects for development of the Armed Forces are required from the leaders of all branches of the military administration.

"In this regard, the task of improving the training of the leadership of the Armed Forces is particularly urgent," the Russian Minister of Defence stated.­

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